POSTPONED - new exhibition dates to follow soon.
Soo Hostetler, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, University of Northern Iowa / USA
“Childhood Fantasy” is a series of works that present different visual representations to rediscover the beauty of Korean folk art. My conceptual theories of design are rooted in the popular themes of Minhwa art forms that were developed during the late Joseon era. I am creating modern expressions of Minhwa-style by interpreting the traditional symbolism of the characters through my own imagination of a narrative form of storytelling using digital technology. Written messages are drawn from my memories of Korean fairy tales and my cultural heritage. Visual and written messages are delivered through the eyes of a child and portray an innocence of mind. Using nonverbal structure enhances the perceptual capabilities of the human mind and spirit. There are two important elements that support and contribute to this unique visual approach. First, a narrative form of poetic storytelling is presented visually and conveys human emotions. Second, a morphological structure of illustration is developed to portray magical dimensions of symbolism that demonstrate the power of visual communication.
Friday, May 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 30 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 31 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 4 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, June 5 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 6 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, June 7 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613